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WTTC Reveals US Tourism Sector Suffered Loss of $766 Billion in 2020

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Miami, Florida, United States, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector suffered a significant loss of $766 billion* in 2020. In 2019, the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector accrued a GDP of nearly $1.9 trillion. However, WTTC’s research found that in 2020, a year in which the COVID-19…

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UNWTO and Facebook to Support Members States to Leverage Digital Marketing

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Menlo Park, California, United States, April 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Facebook have partnered to help global destinations make use of the power of digital marketing as they look to welcome tourists back safely. Over the past year, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has been supporting its Member States on a series of initiatives relating to…

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UNWTO, ONCE and ENAT Joint Efforts to Deliver Accessible Tourism for All

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Madrid, Spain, April 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility, in every part of the tourism…

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Advancing Harmonized Travel Protocols and Financing Tourism’s Survival

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital financing for businesses struggling to survive an historic crisis. The ninth meeting of the Crisis Committee advanced solutions to the biggest challenges standing in the…

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Startup Competition to Accelerate Rural Development Through Tourism

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Madrid, Spain, April 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new competition to identify the best ideas that will help rural communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition will also support the entrepreneurs and enterprises that can help rural communities seize the economic and social opportunities…

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Tourist Arrivals Down 87% in January 2021, UNWTO calls for Stronger Coordination

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Madrid, Spain, April 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global tourism has carried on into 2021, with new data showing an 87% fall in international tourist arrivals in January as compared to 2020. The outlook for the rest of the year remain cautious as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to call for stronger coordination on travel protocols…

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UNWTO Recognizes SHA Wellness Spa for Commitment to Health Tourism

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Alicante, Spain, April 2, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recognized the Bataller family, founders of the of the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, for their strong and ongoing commitment to health and medical tourism. Demand for health and wellbeing-centred experiences is expected to be strong, once tourism is able to resume after the pandemic.

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UNWTO Welcomes EU Support to Lead the Way in Tourism’s Restart

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Madrid, Spain, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Only with strong and coordinated political action can Europe reopen to tourism in time for the peak summer season. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again stressed the importance of collaboration as it welcomed European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas to Madrid for a high-level meeting focused on the joined-up response to the…

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Tourism Recovery Strategies Highlighted at WTO Aid for Trade Event

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Manila, Philippines, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Asian Development Bank (ADB) partnered with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to lead a conversation on what the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global tourism means for development across the Asia-Pacific region. Held as part of the World Trade Organization’s Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event, the special session brought key sector…

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UNWTO: Vaccinate SIDS to Restart Tourism and Kickstart Recovery

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Madrid, Spain, March 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling for the international community to show solidarity with Small Island Developing States by ensuring they have access to COVID-19 vaccinations. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Announcements here. With tourism a leading employer and economic pillar for many of the SIDS, the United Nations specialized…

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